“Edit-a-Thon Bolsters Representation of Women and People of Color on Wikipedia” in The Review
April 28, 2014 - Newark, DE
Excerpted from an article by Cori Ilardi
Fingers typed, eyes scanned and articles expanded as people gathered Saturday morning for the university’s first Wikipedia Edit-a-thon.
The editing marathon took place in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Lab where students, faculty, alumni and community members came together to create and expand Wikipedia pages, as well as learn about Wikipedia editing procedures.
The Edit-a-thon began with an “Intro to Wikipedia Editing Workshop” by Mary Mark Ockerbloom, Wikipedian in Residence at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. Wikimedians are users of any Wikimedia project, and Wikipedians in Residence are Wikimedians who work in-house at a specific organization. Read More.